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7.2 out of 10

Netgear FVS318G

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS318G

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Overall 4
4.0

This is not a true Gig bit router it can only route 15 MBPS from LAN to WAN

HappyShopper "HS", Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: I have 100 MBPS internet link. If i connect directly to WAN, i get 98 MBPS. This router said that it has 100 MBPS on WAN and 1000 MBPS LAN port. I bought this router thinking, it will allow me to use full internet capacity. After connecting this i noticed that i only get 10 to 15 MBPS when tested. Netgear web site  does say that it's LAN-to-WAN Throughput is 25 MBPS. However i think they should mention this in product description itself. This router is a waste of money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed after 18months

J. Dean, Amazon
19 August 2013
  • Summary: This device failed to get a wan address after 18 months. After a few reboots it would get an address and then after a few days it failed to distribute dhcp on the lan. After a week or so of this behavior its dead. When it did work I used it and I liked it. The vpn is proprietary and you need to buy a client from netgear. But I did use the site to site vpn tunnel feature with another older netgear router. It worked well.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good feature set - buggy software

Rob, B&H Photo
2 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought the FVS318G to beef-up my network security and to replace a smaller gigabit switch. The firewall feature set is strong - everything that I need to configure is available and admin is straight forward. Up and down stream performance through the firewall is very good. The box was delivered with firmware version 3.06 and suffered multiple "lock-ups" requiring restarts over the course of the first week.
  • Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Buggy production firmware
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Overall 4
4.0

3meg limit on vpn?

Greg Sullivan "Some Guy", Amazon
9 July 2010
  • Summary: Bought a few of these to create vpn tunnels to our office Cisco ASA 5510, while I can connect to the vpn device the speed is limited to 3meg over the vpn tunnel. No where is this noted. The router itself seems to drop vpn tunnels for no apparent reason and often requires a powercycle to restore the coonection. Not a good thing if you want to put one in a remote site. Bought 4, one doesn't work. I would not recommend this router.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not my cup of Tea

C. S. Maslin, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: I ordered this router to be both firewall/switch and connected wireless router behind it. I found that it didn't play well with others and locked up both LAN and WAN on an intermittent basis. I then switched units and had the Wireless router in front and placed this unit behind as just a switch and again the network would Lock up, although just on the LAN side. I went through the original unit and a replacement unit with the same results each time.
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